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Old 11-18-2008, 12:13 AM   #261
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Martha, why the hell don't you listen to Mogwai? Please explain yourself.
The stuff I've heard sounds really...mellow.

I don't like mellow.
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:06 AM   #262
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Anyone listened to the new This Is Your Captain Speaking yet?

It's beautiful.
Haven't heard the studio version, but I saw them play it live in full almost a fortnight ago. Great gig - Because Of Ghosts supported and were also pretty good. Seeing them then made up for completely forgetting that they were headlining a gig in mid-October. (There was also some band called Seagull supporting, but the less said about their failed attempt to marry Thom Yorke and post-rock, the better.)
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:12 AM   #263
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The stuff I've heard sounds really...mellow.

I don't like mellow.
Mellow? Listen to Young Team and then call them mellow.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:19 AM   #264
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Haha, I was thinking something similar. But yeah, they do have a number of tracks that could be called mellow, or ones that you may mistakenly think are mellow if you don't wait for the payoff, but all their best stuff seems to shake your ear drums loose. I'll send you a few tracks that I think you'll like, Martha.
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Old 11-18-2008, 12:34 PM   #265
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but all their best stuff seems to shake your ear drums loose.

This sounds promising.
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Old 11-18-2008, 12:38 PM   #266
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The latest album has several songs that do this. I'm thinking u2popmofo will send you Batcat as one of the examples.
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Good. 'Cos I need more bands to get into.





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Old 11-19-2008, 01:09 AM   #268
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I don't know, I mean I love being blown away from sonic booms in Mogwai's music, but their "mellow" music is beautiful, although I wouldn't have really called it mellow to begin with. "Friend of the Night"
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:14 AM   #269
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I love Mogwai, I think listening to the odd song every now and then can be brilliant - but I couldn't listen to a whole album, like Martha said... just a bit too mellow.
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If Mogwai is too "mellow", I don't know how you can listen to any music other than Dillinger Escape Plan without getting bored.
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Call me crazy but I just don't see how anyone can call Mogwai mellow. If they are mellow what would you consider U2.....? Has anyone here been to a Mogwai show? Let's just say, a Mogwai show is never mellow enough to put you to sleep. Ear splitting guitar that will tie your nerves in knots and wake the dead. It is the bee's knees.

Even songs like Friend of the Night I would consider to not be very mellow. What are some specific songs that you guys think are too mellow?
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Ear splitting guitar that will tie your nerves in knots and wake the dead. It is the bee's knees.
Haha. I had earplugs actually pushed all the way into my ears (usually never shove them in all the way at concerts), and still was wincing numerous times. I saw some people without headphones who looked like they were in complete agony.

I too agree there's a level of irony in labeling any artist as "too mellow", on a U2 fansite. Particularly the so-called, "loudest band on earth". To each their own.
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I wouldn't know. I haven't heard that much Mogwai yet, have I.
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He's a bit slow, eh?
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Dude.








But he's cute, and that goes a long way with me.
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Listening to an entire album by Mogwai is an awesome experience, loving the latest release, and on the whole I think post-rock can be appreciated more in context.
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I sent Glasgow Mega-Snake and Batcat, as I thought they were good recent "concise" ways to show non-mellowness. I didn't want to shove a 19 min. version of Like Herod down her throat as the first example after all.

Speaking of which, here's a vid of the best section (it's normally 10+ mins) of what was my favorite Mogwai song for years, Christmas Steps. These guys are so boring with their mellow Christmas carols....



PS - I love how Stuart freaks out when the bass comes in, and they still used it as a video.
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I've been listening to a band called Ocoai a lot this week. Their album, Breatherman, is streaming for free here:

Ocoai - Breatherman

Some heavy stuff, kind of post-metal I guess, but very good.
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